While at VA Beach, Jordan and I took the two oldest kiddos (Sophia and B) to the aquarium. I love looking at fish (don't believe me? Ask my big rower how many times I've been to the Chatanooga aquarium), Sophia likes to look at fish, and B does, too. Hence, trip! We didn't get to see all of it, since it closed at 5 rather than at 6 like we thought. But, we still had bunches of fun and saw lots of fishies and other animals (like turtles!).
Nifty little bubble thing in the turtle exhibit.
Close-up of us in the bubble!
Really cool tunnel THROUGH the tank. As in, fish everywhere!!
Me and Sophia and the fishies
See?! Fish above us!
B on a dolphin
And, add Sophia! She was clearly not interested in daddy and the camera.
Looking at a GIANT alligator.
Jordan and Sophia
Oh no! B got eaten by a shark!!
Now we all did! Save us!
Jordan and the girls. Notice how only one of them is paying any attention to me. *sigh* More interesting things abounded. As they should.
Climbing the steps in the butterfly exhibit was a highlight. The butterflies, however, were hiding.
Petting tank with horseshoe crabs and hermit crabs
Petting a horseshoe crab
eat more sand see what's in there.
"Here, look, Sophia!"
On the way home. A 10 minute drive, mind you. I think we got her good and tired. :)
The aquarium was very kid-friendly, with interactive learning exhibits to go along with the fish. There were also multiple "petting" tanks, which was cool, and each one had a hand washing station. We missed the nature trail and other half, but will have to go back again to pick it up. The part we did see, we enjoyed quite a bit! The path through was a bit confusing at times, and we almost missed a tank or two, but managed to catch what we wanted.